December 8-12, 2000;
July 21-24, 2002
August 10-13, 2003;
October 17-20, 2003
December 12-15, 2005;
December 9-13, 2006
March 11-15, 2007;
December 6-12, 2009
March 7-12, 2011
From e-mails to VP9GE:
Many thanks for all your hospitality and support during my recent 2011
operation as VP9/AA1AC. Over 5 days, I was able to make 2,900
on bands 10 through 160.
With the solar flux peaking on March 8 to 155 SFI, signals were loud on
all the HF bands and open to all continents. I was able to
my efforts on the 12 & 17 meter WARC bands during this period. As
always, the equipment at your station worked flawlessly and it is
terrific to have efficient antennas on all the hf bands. This was my
10th operation from VP9GE. We will be back soon. Dear
thanks, as always, for your hospitality during my
December 9-13, 2006 operation, as VP9/AA1AC, at your QTH.
my seventh visit. I
had great fun making almost 1,900 QSOs, operating on all bands
from 10-160 meters. I was especially pleased to make over 150
Sunday in the 10 meter contest. The
array of antennas at your QTH made it easy to operate all the HF
frequencies. I was able to work into Europe right after
the tri-bander. There were many comments I saw on the cluster
strength of the signal from your QTH.
thanks for everything, and I look forward to coming back
Thanks for your note. I have had excellent luck with tuning
the G5RV on
10 meters - all bands. The internal tuner I had at your house
problem. As mentioned, I wasn't able to tune up on 30 or 17
meters with that
antenna. I have found the antennas to be quirky in rain (not
to mention ice or snow).
I have received over 100 direct cards since I returned, including about
Japan already. Many stateside guys are asking where I stayed
and I am
giving them your call. I will also refer them to your web
Europeans remarked on the strength of the signal from your QTH.
Please use me as a reference for anyone who is interested in visiting
Cheers & 73, Mark
Since my QSOs were manually logged, I
can only guess that I
made 2,700 QSOs from your qth. I would guess that half were
made on 12 meters, and the
rest split between 10 and 40. Have received several cards
from the 200 QSOs
made on 75/80.
Next time, let's figure out how to get on 160. Saw some RTTY
you on 40 and 80.
Another successful trip to your QTH as VP9/AA1AC. Despite
propagation, and several days with no sunspots, I was able to make over
1,900 qso's during March 11-15.
Unlike my trip in December, when I made a significant number of
on 10 through 20 meters, the low bands were much more productive this
The low bands were open as early as 3 pm BDA time and most of the
contacts made during this visit were on 30 & 40 meters, with a
good runs on 80 & 160.
As always, the gear worked flawlessly, internet access was enormously
helpful and the low-band antennas never cease to amaze me with their
effectiveness. I appreciate your help with all the details.
All best wishes to you and your family. Hope to see you soon!
Mark / AA1AC
Many thanks for all you did to make my December 6-12, 2009 operation
from your qth as AA1AC/VP9 a successful one. Over the 5 days
of operation, I was able to make 2,500 contacts very easily.
This year, 20, 30 & 40 meters were the most productive.
While this was my ninth visit to your home, it remains quite a thrill
to operate on 10-160 meters with the first-rate equipment and your
array of antennas.
73, Mark AA1AC